Local Things to Do

Visitors can search this section for all the up and coming hotspots, new events, local happenings and things to do. Find out where the locals go in St. Augustine and why. The area’s family-friendly events are listed as well as local ongoing events for adults. While on a trip to the nation’s oldest city visitors can experience the town from a resident’s point of view and enjoy the variety of things to do in the downtown district, at the beaches, on Anastasia Island and beyond. Local farmers markets, guided tours, special events, outdoor activities and more await visitors in this small coastal town.

E.g., April 19, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

Fort Mose Kayak Trip

Thurs.–Sun., May 3–6 and May 17–20, 2018 | Times vary (see below)
(904) 209-0335
603 Euclid Ave.
Free Event

This intermediate-level kayak trip explores the Tolomato River and Robinson Creek on Fort Mose.

First Friday Garden Walk

First Friday of every month, 10 a.m.
(386) 446-6783

Take a guided walk through beautiful Washington Oaks and learn about the history of the park's formal gardens.

Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Be a part of history at the Castillo de San Marcos every weekend!

First Friday Art Walk

First Friday of each month
Free Event

Browse the wide variety of creative artwork exhibited at St. Augustine's fine art galleries and enjoy an evening of refreshments and live entertainment at this festive monthly event.

Country music powerhouse Little Big Town will bring their "Breakers Tour," featuring Stacey Musgraves and Midland, to the Amphitheatre.

Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour

Friday, May 4, 2018, 8:00 p.m.

Broadway actor, singer, and dancer, and YouTube sensation Todrick Hall will come to Ponte Vedra on his world tour, “Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour.”

Saturday, May 5, 2018

These St. Augustine restaurants and bars offer live music on Saturdays throughout the year.

St. Augustine Cruisers Car & Truck Show

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free Event

Browse the wide variety of cars and trucks on display at the St. Augustine Cruisers' 16th Annual Car & Truck Show.

Gamble Rogers Music Festival

Friday – Sunday, May 4 – 6, 2018
(904) 794-4163, (904) 377-4163

This celebration of Americana folk music, now in its 23rd year, takes place on the opening weekend of the Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts.

Limelight Theatre: Bad Jews

Thursdays – Sundays, April 20 – May 13, 2018

The Limelight Theatre presents "Bad Jews," an award-winning Off-Broadway dark comedy.

Where Art Meets History

Opening Friday, May 4, 2018, 5 – 9 p.m. | Exhibit runs thru May 27, 2018
Free Event

First Coast Opera will provide the entertainment at the opening reception for this art exhibit as part of the Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts.

Fort Mose Kayak Trip

Thurs.–Sun., May 3–6 and May 17–20, 2018 | Times vary (see below)
(904) 209-0335
603 Euclid Ave.
Free Event

This intermediate-level kayak trip explores the Tolomato River and Robinson Creek on Fort Mose.

The Players 5K with Donna

Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.
(904) 355-7465

Participants in this 5K will help support the fight against breast cancer as well as get one free admission day at THE PLAYERS Championship.

Old City Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Free Event

This weekly farmers market offers fresh local produce, baked goods, seafood, and a variety of arts and crafts.

Guided Exploration Hike at GTM Research Reserve

First Saturday of the month, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Free Event

Visitors are welcome to participate in this scenic walk through the Guana Peninsula in Ponte Vedra Beach.

St. Augustine Flea Market

Every Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free Event

Huge flea market offering a variety of vendors including a hydroponic U-pick farm offering fresh produce.

First Saturday: Militia Muster and Training at Fort Mose

The first Saturday of the month | 9 - 11:30 a.m.
(904) 823-2232
Free Event

Experience authentic 18th century weapons demonstrations with the Fort Mose Militia.

Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Be a part of history at the Castillo de San Marcos every weekend!

Romanza Chamber Music: Three Organists in Concert

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Free Event

The Romanza Festivale's free Chamber Music Series begins with Thee Organists in Concert at Memorial Presbyterian Church.

VIP Chocolate Tasting Tour

First Saturday of the month in 2018
(904) 825-0087

Explore the decadent delights of the nation's oldest city on this indulgent tour of St. Augustine's finest chocolate creations.

Gilded Age Historic Walking Tour

First Saturday of the month in 2018
(904) 825-0087

Enjoy the spectacle of the Gilded Age in St. Augustine, when Henry Flagler and the nation's wealthiest families called the destination "America's Riviera."

The National with Guest Big Thief

Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 8:00 p.m.

Alternative rock band The National will appear live in concert with special guest Big Thief.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

These St. Augustine restaurants and bars offer live music on Sundays throughout the year.

Gamble Rogers Music Festival

Friday – Sunday, May 4 – 6, 2018
(904) 794-4163, (904) 377-4163

This celebration of Americana folk music, now in its 23rd year, takes place on the opening weekend of the Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts.

Limelight Theatre: Bad Jews

Thursdays – Sundays, April 20 – May 13, 2018

The Limelight Theatre presents "Bad Jews," an award-winning Off-Broadway dark comedy.